In the summer of 1982, children playing on a rope-swing beside Mill Lane noticed human bones in the hollow scoured out by their feet. The Police were initially called, who in turn called in the archaeologists. The bones were those of a woman aged between 25 and 35, who had been buried with some of her personal possessions, including a bronze brooch (right) and a necklace of glass and amber beads. These finds were dated to the 6th century AD. An Anglo-Saxon burial had been discovered.
This particular coffin would be perfect for four types of people: people who like things to be interesting, people who love mythical creatures, people who love the sea, and people who love art. It could also be an alternative way to be buried for those who want to be “buried at sea”